As the Empress, she was naturally quite busy, so after just a few moments of speaking, her close Momo came over.
Su Mo Li naturally got up and took her leave, while Zhong Li Xi quickly said: “Mother, I’ll take Li’er to her room, you don’t need to worry about it.”
After that, she pulled Su Mo Li and left.
Su Mo Li looked a little apprehensive and seeing this, the Empress smiled and said, “Go, let Xi’er take you over.”
Only then did Su Mo Li breathe a sigh of relief and followed Zhong Li Xi to leave.
The Empress’s personal Momo Gui smiled and said, “Miss Su’s temperament is cautious.”
The Empress sighed, “She is just a child, alone and helpless in the Prime Minister’s Residence, and if she is not more cautious, I am afraid she will even lose her life.”
“I don’t know if Huimin regrets her decision.”
Shaking her head, the Empress dismissed the matter and said, “After all, it’s Huimin’s child, and I have to watch over her, that is a way to repay her for protecting me with her life back then.”
“Your Majesty is kind-hearted.” Momo Gui helped the Empress walk toward the study.
“This child is also pitiful.” The Empress replied helplessly, “Okay, let’s not talk about this, which Imperial concubine has made trouble again?”
The two of them spoke about business and left.
On the other hand, Zhong Li Xi led Su Mo Li to her room and stayed next to her as she ordered the maids to clean up, and then tilted her head to look at Su Mo Li, her eyes shining brightly: “Li’er, you’re so pretty.”
Su Mo Li’s face flushed red, and she slightly lowered her head while her long eyelashes quivered.
Zhong Li Xi felt her heart melting, she was too good looking!
She couldn’t help but hold Su Mo Li’s hand: “Don’t worry, no one will bully you in the Palace.”
“I will protect you.”
“Thank you, Second Princess.”
Su Mo Li raised her head and smiled gently: “The Second Princess is also very cute looking.”
Zhong Li Xi looks like the Emperor, with a pair of round eyes, while her face is like the Empress, a goose egg-shaped face. Plus the innocence between her eyebrows made her look more and more lovely.
Zhong Li Xi felt that the beauty complimented someone extraordinarily well!
“Princess, Miss Su, it’s all sorted out.” The Imperial maid bowed, “I wonder if Miss Su has anything else missing?”
Zhong Li Xi was about to wave them down when suddenly something occurred to her: “Li’er has no clothes, Bai Ling, you bring the clothes I haven’t worn over, you can measure Li’er’s size and adjust them as soon as possible.”
Su Mo Li smiled gratefully towards Zhong Li Xi.
Zhong Li Xi straightened her chest and was very happy: “Afterwards, if you lack anything, tell me, and if I don’t have it, go to my big brother.”
Su Mo Li expressed her thanks and cooperated with the palace maid to get the measurements.
The Crown Prince and Zhong Li Xi are siblings of the same mother, and the big brother in Zhong Li Xi’s mouth should be the Crown Prince.
“It’s a pity that you were actually assigned to marry my Second Brother as a side consort.” Zhong Li Xi sighed, “Your identity as the main consort is also fine, why is it only a side consort?”
Su Mo Li’s face showed a hint of helplessness, while Cheng Tao quickly told the reason why.
Zhong Li Xi stared at the eyes: “This Bai Chuan Taoist is not a fraud right……”
“Second Princess!” Su Mo Li interrupted Zhong Li Xi and shook her head towards her seriously.
Only then did Zhong Li Xi reacted, the Bai Chuan Taoist is very authoritative.
She opened her mouth and felt somewhat helpless.
After the servants left, Su Mo Li said: “Marriage is not something we can influence. Even if I am not the Second Prince’s concubine, I will be someone else’s wife.
“Li’er ……” Zhong Li Xi pitifully looked at Su Mo Li.
Su Mo Li shook her head and softly laughed: “It’s okay, there is still some time before I get married and I have never come to the Palace before, Second Princess can take me around to have a good time.”
“Of course! It’s all on me!” Zhong Li Xi now felt that there was an extra sense of purpose in her.
Su Mo Li looked at the color of the sky and slowly said, “I have come to the Imperial Palace, I should pay my respects to the Empress Dowager, can the Second Princess take me there?”
“Absolutely!” Zhong Li Xi said with a smile, “It so happens to be about time to eat dinner. We can go to Imperial Grandmother’s place to have dinner, Imperial Grandmother’s little chef is amazing!”
Su Mo Li gave Cheng Tao a look, and Cheng Tao quickly went out and reported Su Mo Li’s request to the Empress.
The Empress was startled at first, then cursed: “I didn’t think of it, indeed I have to pay my respects to Mother, go quickly.”
All along the way, Zhong Li Xi was chattering and talking about everything as they went.
Soon, they arrived at the Ci Ning Palace.
As soon as they got close to it, they heard the sound of laughter inside.
Zhong Li Xi said, “Huh? It seems like He Le is here.”
As expected, the two of them walked in and saw the still serious-looking Princess He Le standing beside the Empress Dowager.
“Xi’er is here?” The Empress Dowager put down her cup of tea and looked at Zhong Li Xi with a smile, and then at the side to Su Mo Li, “This is …….”
“This girl is Su Mo Li, pays her respects to the Empress Dowager.” The soft, gentle voice sounded again, and Su Mo Li once again kowtowed.
The Empress Dowager was in a trance: “This is Huimin’s daughter?”
Zhong Li Xi ran to the Empress Dowager, “Yes! It’s Aunt Huimin’s daughter, my little cousin.”
Only then did the Empress Dowager reveal a flash of enlightenment: “Get up.”
Then she sighed, “I didn’t expect you to be so big. After Huimin passed away, I wanted you to come and accompany the grieving family, but I was told that you were sent to the countryside to pray for blessings.
It’s been hard for you, child.”
The Empress Dowager naturally knows the Prime Minister’s Residence’s intention, saying explicitly that it is to pray for blessing, but secretly they don’t want to see the child. After all, it was someone’s family business, the Empress Dowager back then was not good enough to interfere.
When Su Mo Li raised her head, the Empress Dowager was startled, and then revealed her admiration: “What a good appearance.”
Su Mo Li gave a shy smile.
The Empress Dowager took the hand of He Le and smiled, “This is He Le, you are the same age, you can play together.”
Su Mo Li bowed towards Princess He Le and said, “I have yet to thank her in person for saving my life.”
“Oh?” The Empress Dowager took an unexpected look at Princess He Le who was still as serious as ever, and couldn’t help but say, “What’s happened?
Don’t say anything, let Li’er speak.” Seeing that He Le was about to open her mouth, the Empress Dowager immediately stopped her.
Zhong Li Xi, who was sitting beside her, laughed, “Hahaha, once He Le opens her mouth, even if it’s a hundred times a story, she will finish it in two sentences, and it will be dry.”
“That’s better than you talking for two days and two nights.” The Empress Dowager looked helplessly at her granddaughter, and then said to Su Mo Li, who was standing next to Zhong Li Xi, “You also sit down, come and tell me what happened outside.”
Su Mo Li blinked her eyes and said slowly, “At the Marquis’s banquet, I fell into the water and was rescued by Princess He Le.”
The Empress Dowager and Zhong Li Xi were about to drink tea and listen to the story, but they found that Su Mo Li had stopped talking.
The Empress Dowager was stunned: “No more?”
Su Mo Li looked at the Empress Dowager and nodded seriously, “No more.”
Edited by EllieKit